Boxing Day Tsunami

(redirected from 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami)
A major climatological disaster caused by an earthquake with a magnitude of 9.1 to 9.3 on the Richter scale, caused by subduction which triggered a series of devastating tsunami along the coasts of most land masses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing at least 230,000 people in 11 countries, and inundating coastal communities with waves up to 30 meters/100 feet high. It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history
References in periodicals archive ?
Expedition co-leader Professor Lisa McNeill, of the University of Southampton, says: The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was triggered by an unusually strong earthquake with an extensive rupture area.
Recovering From a Disaster: A Study of the Relief and Reconstruction Process in Sri Lanka After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
Over the years, early warning systems have grown more sophisticated, particularly since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which claimed nearly 226,000 lives.
The Impossible C4 10pm Heart-rending drama depicting the horrors of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
The resulting tsunami was given various names, including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, South Asian tsunami, Indonesian tsunami, the Christmas tsunami and the Boxing Day tsunami.
MONDAY the impossible film4, 9pm Maria (Naomi Watts) and Henry (Ewan McGregor) travel to Thailand with their children for a holiday in a tropical paradise but as they relax on Boxing Day they find themselves in the midst of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
As they relax around the pool on Boxing Day they find themselves in the midst of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, with members of the family swept in all different directions by the raging torrents.
20448), Jenna Nobles, elizabeth frankenberg, and Duncan Thomas find a significant increase in aggregate fertility in their study area during the four years after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, as indicated by a 0.
The test, and one carried out a day earlier simulating another quake off Indonesia, were designed to check an early-warning system set up after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which killed more than 230,000 people.
THE Queen was serenaded by an a cappella group and met a survivor of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami when she paid the third visit of her reign to Atlantic College, in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Trivia: She and her husband, music producer Rob Cowan, were on honeymoon in Thailand when the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami took place.
In addition to the 2 clusters described, several isolated cases of post-disaster soft tissue mucormycosis have been reported, notably among persons injured during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami (13-15).